Hailed as Nature’s Architect, Neri Oxman is a designer, inventor, and researcher. Her design approach and philosophy, entitled Material Ecology, lies at the intersection of culture and nature, calling for the unification of the made and the grown across scales and species.
A multi-disciplinary designer, Oxman founded The Mediated Matter Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 where she pioneered the field of Material Ecology, fusing technology and biology to deliver designs that align with principles of ecological sustainability. Oxman became a tenured professor at MIT in 2017.
Oxman received her PhD in Design Computation at MIT and her diploma from the Architectural Association. In addition to over 150 scientific publications and inventions, her work has been included in international museum collections and recognized by the World Economic Forum. In 2020, her work was presented in a monograph show at the Museum of Modern Art. Oxman has received honors including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Design Innovation Medal, RIBA Honorary Fellowship, and SFMOMA Contemporary Vision Award.
She is the Founder and CEO of OXMAN.